Aikido is a defensive martial art that uses throws and joint locks. Tomiki Kenji, the founder of Shodokan Aikido, introduced randori, or freestyle format, into Aikido practice. This book sets out to explain the need for and scope of randori in Aikido practice. It explains the historical and philosophical principles behind randori, and the physiological principles of Aikido; ilustrates fundamental training and practice methods; describes the role of kata and randori in Aikido practice; and guides the player through the shodokan system and the grading syllabus. With over 300 illustrations, it is an essential learning aid for all Aikido students.
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Scott Allbright is a fourth dan in Shodokan Aikido. He has an MA in Japanese and has trained extensively in Japan. He won the world championships in Ohio, USA in 1995 and is currently the national coach for the UK shodokan team.Review:
'This book is a combined history book and training manual, an essential guide to anyone practising or wanting to take up Aikido regardless of style.' Philip Newcome, Technical Director of Shodokan UK
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Book Description Crowood Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1861264984
Book Description Crowood Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111861264984